GA Department of Public Health issues measles alert in Cobb County

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The Georgia Department of Public Health issued the following press release this afternoon regarding a measles case discovered in Cobb County:

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed measles in an unvaccinated Cobb County resident. The individual may have exposed others between Oct. 31- Nov. 6. DPH is notifying individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and may be at increased risk for developing measles. DPH urges health care providers to maintain heightened awareness for patients with measles.

Measles starts with fever. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose and red eyes. Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body.

Measles is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. In fact, the measles virus can stay in the air for up to two hours after an infected person was there. People may be infected by simply being in a room where an infected person once was. It is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90% of the people around him or her will also become infected if they are not protected.


Measles can be prevented with the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends children receive their first dose of MMR vaccine between 12-15 months of age and a second dose between 4-6 years old. More than 95% of the people who receive a single dose of MMR will develop immunity to all three viruses. A second dose boosts immunity, typically enhancing protection to 98%.

People with symptoms of measles should contact their health care provider immediately. DO NOT go to the doctor’s office, the hospital, or a public health clinic without FIRST calling to let them know about your symptoms. Health care providers who suspect measles in a patient should notify public health immediately.


9 Comments on "GA Department of Public Health issues measles alert in Cobb County"

  1. And someone else had to give it to this person! Is anyone tracking that person down? How many people did they expose? And who gave it to them?

  2. Where was this person at and who could have been exposed? Need more information. Cobb County is huge.

  3. Why isn’t it being asked how this person contracted it? It doesn’t materialize out of thin air. Who were they in contact with that gave it to them? And have they been quarantined since? These are important missing facts.


  5. Measles was never feared when I was growing up, in fact like chicken pox we were encouraged to be exposed to get it out of the way. When a child received the vaccine they “shead” the live virus. I think the risk from this vaccination far outweighs the actual virus. Once again the media trying to alarm people. Didn’t you have the measles and the chicken pox growing up? Was it marketed as a deadly disease? Research for yourself : Miller’s review critical vaccine studies by Neil Z. Miller lists over 400 medical studies is just one of many great reads. You can also go directly to to read the excipient list of ingredients in these vaccines. Then ask yourself why autism, cancer and auto-immune diseases are on the rise.

  6. When I was growing up parents were encouraged to expose their children to measles and chicken pox. They were not considered to be deadly diseases and I do not believe they are deadly diseases today. When a child is immunized they “shead” the live virus for several days. Go to CDC.GOV and read the excipient list. You may find yourself refusing this vaccination for you children.

  7. The vaccine is just ‘safe and effective,’ meaning it has NO side effects?! Wow! I didn’t know the manufacturer of this biologic even made this claim. It is extremely irresponsible if not criminal to make a claim like this.

    Yes, there ARE risks to the vaccine, including death and chronic encephalopathy. And no, serious adverse effects are not 1 in 1 million. For example, one out of every 640 children given the MMR will develop a seizure disorder, some will have it for life. That is published in the medical literature.
    WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF THE INJURED CHILDREN? Pharma has zero liability for their vaccines. The measles does not cause death in the United States. We do not have Vitamin A deficiency here and we also have IV fluids. Read the manufacturer’s vaccine inserts, folks!

  8. The virus is always around. We don’t get cases because kids get vaccinated. The child in this case was unvaccinated. Only IDIOTS do not vaccinate their kids. You morons think polio and whooping cough didn’t kill thousands each year before vaccines. You dont see that today because of Vaccines. Get a medical degree and do a real study if want to spread your foolishness. Dont want to vaccinate your kids, homeschool.

  9. We vaccinated. I’d love to test our immunity by exposure. That way if we’re not actually immune we can get it over with while they’re young… wish we were given this option.

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